March 16, 2017
March 2, 2017
[Church Pension Fund news release] The Church Pension Fund (CPF), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced March 2 that it served as an anchor investor in the Developing World Markets’ $60.8 million Off-Grid, Renewable and Climate Action (ORCA) Impact Note. CPF and Wespath Benefits and Investments, a general agency of The United Methodist Church, invested $60 million ($30 million each).
The ORCA Impact...
February 16, 2017
- As we approach the season of Lent, the moderator of the Church of South India, Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, gives a Lenten call for a “carbon fast.” United Church of Christ leaders have condemned the decision to... Read More
February 13, 2017
Founder’s Day 2017
“Let’s Not Forget”
An Extraordinary History – An Incredible Future
The African Methodist Episcopal Church: The oldest traditionally Black Protestant denomination founded on American Soil! As we reflect and celebrate Founder’s Day 2017, we cannot afford to have a memory lapse about our extraordinary beginning. Will and Ariel Durant wrote, “We are the best-informed people on earth as to the...
January 27, 2017
January 20, 2017
[Third Order, Society of St. Francis press release] The Province of the Americas, one of five provinces of the Third Order, Society of St. Francis, is celebrating its centennial during 2017.
The Anglican Franciscan movement began in the U.S., England and India early in the twentieth century. The Third Order in the American Province was founded in 1917. It maintains close familial ties with First and Second Order sisters and brothers. It has its own provincial and...
January 18, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Madhya Kerala, Thomas Oommen, has been chosen to be the new moderator of the Church of South India. He was elected by an overwhelming majority at the CSI Synod meeting at Kottayam in the state of Kerala. Thomas had been the deputy moderator. He succeeds Bishop Govada Dyvasiryvadam who is stepping down...
January 13, 2017
- Several partners and members have resource material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January): United Church of Canada, National Council of Churches in India Hidden Figures—the movie about a group of brilliant female African-American mathematicians... Read More
January 12, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders from the Diocese of Madras in India distributed food parcels and other aid to some of the thousands of people displaced by Cyclone Vardah. The cyclone hit Chennai on Dec. 12, 2016, killing 10 people. It was the strongest storm in the region for two decades. Trees were uprooted, cattle killed and buildings damaged. Even modern buildings like the Hyatt Regency hotel were severely affected – with many windows blown out of the...
January 9, 2017
- Local outreach shown to yield positive results for the Church’s Total Member Involvement initiative.